Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Diocesan Notebook – September 2

Masses & Prayer Services

A Mass to honor first responders and health care workers will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guard of St. Joseph Parish in York, on Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. Active and retired police officers, firefighters, EMTs, nurses and doctors will be honored at the Mass.

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill will have a Mass of Remembrance Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. for all families who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth or early death. The Mass is the most powerful form of healing prayer.  Please take this opportunity to remember your children, to name them if you have not, and to celebrate the fulfillment of God’s plan of having each human family incorporated into God’s spiritual family. Infants who have not been given a name can be listed with your last name, such as “Baby Jones.” The names will be brought to the altar to be remembered by our parish family. Names of children who have been submitted in previous years will be included in this year’s remembrance. Submit your child’s name by mailing it to the parish office, in an envelope marked “Mass of Remembrance” or contact Geri Andregic at 717-761-4789 or andregicg@gmail.com. All are welcome to attend the Mass.

A Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Legion of Mary will be held on Sunday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m., with Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer as celebrant.  The Mass will be at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 212 State Street, Harrisburg.  Legion Prayers and Rosary begin at 2:15 p.m. and a reception will follow Mass in the Cathedral Hall.  Free street parking is available or complimentary garage parking at the South Street Garage, 220 South Street, Harrisburg.  Vouchers will be provided before or after Mass.  All are welcome.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola will pray a Rosary Novena to Mary at the outdoor shrine on the parish grounds, Oct. 1-9 at 7:30 a.m., 30 minutes prior to daily Mass. The novena is a way of welcoming the community, including those who have been isolated at home. In case of inclement weather, the Rosary will be prayed inside the church. The novena will culminate on Oct. 10 in the social hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass with a celebration. An Icon of Our Lady of Fatima from Becky Biter, wife of Deacon Shawn Biter, will be given away.

Livestream of Deacon Tyler Mentzer’s ordination with the Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. at www.divinemercy.org from the Divine Mercy National Shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. First Mass will also be streamed from the website on Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. Deacon Mentzer is a native of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Buchanan Valley and attended Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel will honor COVID-19 front line workers, those who have died from COVID and all Veterans at the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 7. The parish is also collecting photos, brief stories and personal reflections about lost loved ones and experiences during the pandemic for a time capsule. Beginning September 11, articles for a time capsule can be placed in a basket in front of the altar. All are encouraged to submit their stories. Stories should be submitted prior to Nov. 7.

Education & Enrichment

Relics Saint Pio of Pietrelcina will make a stop in the Diocese of Harrisburg on September 21 and 22, on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the saint’s passing. The relics will be available for public veneration at St. Patrick Parish, 219 S. Beaver Street, York. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, a Mass in honor of Saint Pio will be celebrated by the Very Rev. John Bateman, JCL, VF, pastor of St. Patrick Parish. For additional information, please call (717) 848-2007 or visit: https://www.saintpiofoundation.org/the-tour-of-the-relics-of-padre-pio-2021

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill is hosting international speaker Sherry Weddell on Saturday, Sept. 18. Weddell will lead a workshop to help Catholics learn the steps to make the intentional choice to follow Jesus as His disciple. Weddell is the author of the 2015 best-selling book, “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus.”  She is also the executive director and co-founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute (CSI), which trains Catholic leaders in 21st century evangelization, forming intentional missionary disciples at parish and diocesan levels, and facilitating the discernment of the charism and vocations of all the baptized.  Registration is $35 for non-parishioners and includes lunch. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. and participants are sent forth at 3:30 p.m. For more information and to register visit www.thegoodshep.org or call the parish office at (717) 761-1167 extension 3612.

Struggling with the loss and sadness of separation or divorce? “Surviving Divorce” will be offered in the Divine Mercy Room at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Harrisburg, on Mondays beginning Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. “Surviving Divorce” is a 12-week program created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help answer your questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing. Contact Anne Skorija at ams.fam@comcast.net or 717-657-0785 for information or to register. There is no cost to participate in this program.

St. Joseph Parish, Mechanicsburg, is hosting the Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles of the World. This exhibit displays the histories of actual events where the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist was made visible to our earthly senses. The exhibit will be open on September 24 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and on September 25 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibit itself, please go to http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/engl_mir.htm.

“Clouds” author Laura Sobiech will speak at St. Joseph Parish in Hanover on the weekend of Oct. 9-12. Laura is the mother of Zach Sobiech, who died in 2013 at the age of 18 from osteosarcoma, a rare children’s bone cancer. Last year, Disney+ showcased his story in the movie “Clouds,” which is based upon Laura’s book: “Clouds: a Memoir,” the story of Zach’s four-year cancer journey. A 22-minute Hollywood produced video of Zach and his family is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo. Before he died, Zach wrote a #1 hit song, “Clouds,” which relates to the last few months of his life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDC97j6lfyc. All are welcome to attend Laura’s talk to the public on Sunday Oct. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s. A free-will offering will be taken. Contact Deacon Tom Aumen at 717-637-5236 for information.

Harrisburg Theology on Tap at the Firehouse Restaurant, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Anyone in their 20s and 30s, single or married, seeking fun, fellowship and faith discussion is welcome. This month, we welcome Sister Mary Joseph Albright, Director of Mission Integration at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Group, to speak on Catholic health care organizations in collaborative arrangements and how we as Catholics can live our faith in the medical field in a secular world. Join Theology on Tap Harrisburg for their monthly speakers or any of the Harrisburg Young Adult Catholic fun outings, fellowship opportunities, service projects, retreats, or other activities. Come with a group of friends or come by yourself and meet some new friends who share the Catholic faith. For more information on events visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/harrisburgyoungadultcatholics.

Lancaster Theology on Tap at Aroogas on Centerville Road (upstairs) on September 21. Father Jonathan Sawicki will speak on “Called to be Saints.” Happy Half Hour begins at 7 p.m., followed by the speaker at 7:30 p.m. All young adults (20s and 30s) are welcome to attend. No RSVP is necessary. For more information about this and other Young Adults Events, check out Lancaster on Tap on Facebook.

Diocesan Charismatic Day of Renewal, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Father William Weary, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Lewistown and St. Jude Parish in Mifflintown will keynote. Schedule includes Mass, Adoration, talks, prayer and more. Cost is $20 per person; payment is by cash or check, on-site only. Pre-register by Sept. 8; contact Joyce at 717-308-7245 or charismatic.harrisburg@gmail.com  For more information, visit www.aliveinthespirit.net.

Women of Grace upcoming studies/events: Learn more about Women and Grace and upcoming studies at Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Berwick on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9:15 a.m. Women of Grace also has a virtual fall study/opportunity to engage with women inside and outside the Diocese with a study of “Mary Queen of Militants” by Emil Neubert, Saturday mornings September 18, 25 and October 9, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Study is led by Chris Arnold, Facilitator/Regional Coordinator with Women of Grace for Western Pennsylvania. The book is endorsed by Johnnette Benkovic Williams of EWTN Television. For more information, contact Chris Arnold at carnold@womenofgrace.com or 717-379-6041.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

Join Father Dominic Azagbor, OP, on a nine-day Marian Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes from April 24 to May 2, 2022. Cost is $3,199, departing from Philadelphia. For more information, contact Father Azagbor, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in York, at FrDAzagbor@hbgdiocese.org or 717-846-4935. To book online, go to https://bit.ly/Azagbor2022.

You are invited to join Father Ken Smith on a pilgrimage to Austria & Germany including the Passion Play in Oberammergau from September 5-12, 2022. For information, please contact Karen Hurley at k.m.hurley1@gmail.com.

Travel in the Footsteps of St Paul through Greece with Father Don Bender, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle and Deacon Bill Centenera, April 20-30, 2022. Learn more about the trip at an in-person presentation on September 16 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish Activity Center on Marsh Drive. Please RSVP to stpatrickgreece2020@gmail.com.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites all women of the Diocese to the Fall Mini Retreat on Saturday, September 25 at St. Catherine Labouré Church in Harrisburg. The theme is “Joined in Our Faith.” The day begins with registration at 8:15 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. followed by two morning workshops, lunch and one afternoon workshop. The day will end with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and closing prayer. Register by contacting Brenda Wolf at 717-658-8191 or brendaangel.musicwithmama@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to “Seton District Council of Catholic Women.” Registration deadline is September 15. Bring a Rosary and a Bible. See the HDCCW website, www.hdccw.webs.com or additional details and other Diocesan CCW information.

A Beginning Experience Weekend for those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation will be hosted by the Diocesan Beginning Experience Team at Camp Kirchenwald, Nov. 12-14, 2021. The ecumenical Beginning Experience weekends are an approved program of the Church. Hundreds of persons have been helped to move towards successful, productive, happy lives by attending one of these weekends. The weekend is led by persons who have lost a spouse through death or divorce and are trained in facilitating a weekend. Each Beginning Experience Team is certified by the International Beginning Experience Organization. Beginning Experience is under the auspices of the Diocesan Office of Catholic Life and Evangelization. It is your Church at work to provide help, healing and spiritual restoration. Visit www.hbgdiocese.org and go to “marriage and family” or www.beginningexperience.org. Information can also be obtained by contacting the Harrisburg Beginning Experience Team at 717-379-0800 or jpennat_58@comcast.net. All CDC recommendations will be followed on the weekend.Anyone who is sick will have to leave the weekend. The number of attendees for the weekend may be limited due to current COVID regulations. As with all Diocesan sponsored events, this program could be cancelled pending changing pandemic circumstances.

Events & Fundraisers

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host a special travel presentation about a September 2022 cruise with Father Charles Persing, pastor, that includes Amsterdam in the Netherlands; historic German cities along the Moselle River; and Strasbourg, France. The presentation for the trip is Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in Menniti Hall. Questions? Contact Jeannie Ishman, 717-737-8600. Learn more at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1060459.

The seventh “40 Days for Life Fall Campaign” in York will be from Sept. 22 through Oct. 31 outside of Planned Parenthood, 728 Beaver St., York. For information on the Kick Off Rally and/or to sign up to vigil for 1 hour or more a week in front of Planned Parenthood, please visit 40daysforlife/york.com. For questions, please contact Tom Evans at 717-235-8833 or 717-999-4025.

St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey will hold an Italian Mass on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. as part of the Hershey History Center’s La Festa Italiana, an event focusing on the Italian heritage of the bustling Chocolatetown. The Mass will be preceded by an Italian Street Festival outside the church.

St. Philip the Apostle Council 17028 of the Knights of Columbus will host a Basket Bingo on Sunday, Oct. 3 at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Millersville (corner of Rts. 741 & 999). Vintage Longaberger baskets and ceramics will be available as prizes for Bingo games. Doors open 1 p.m. and games start at 2:30 p.m. Free parking, food and raffle table. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact Chris Smith at 717-808-6436 for more information.

The next Caelorum at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey will be Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.  Join your Brothers and Sisters in Christ as we come together to adore, praise and worship our Lord and Savior.  Feel the power of his presence and never-failing love as he attends to your needs and strengthens and blesses you with his abundant Mercy.  For more information, call 717-215-4175.

Catholic Charities’ Interfaith Shelter Golf Classic, Sept. 20 at Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with golf beginning at 1 p.m. The day includes a registration gift, a boxed lunch, practice area and putting green, 18 holes of golf (scramble format) with cart, and a buffet dinner after golf. Various team and skill prizes available as well as a fantastic sports memorabilia auction and other door prizes. Golfers of all skills and abilities are welcome. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families. Registration is $100 per player, and various sponsorships with additional benefits are available. Visit www.cchbg.org or contact Christopher Meehan at 717-657-4804 or cmeehan@cchbg.org.

Ballroom dancing sponsored by St. Aloysius Knights of Columbus in Littlestown, Saturdays Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 in the parish hall from 7-10 p.m. Open to all ages, modest attire required. One-hour lessons begin at 7 p.m., followed by open dancing from 8-10 p.m. For information, contact Jen Danieley at jennifereakle@hotmail.com.

Knights of Columbus Council 14349 of Sacred Heart Parish in Spring Grove’s “Parish Community and First Responders Appreciation BBQ,” September 12 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the parish center on Sprenkle Road. Menu includes smoked beef brisket or pulled chicken as entrée plates or sandwiches. Hotdogs, hamburgers and sides available. For the full menu and to pre-order, please visit http://www.sacredheartsg.com. Pre-orders accepted until September 5.

Our Lady of Lourdes in Enola will hold its 2nd annual Designer Purse Bingo on September 19 at 1 p.m. in the parish gym. Doors open at noon. Prizes are brand-new designer purses including Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more. Twenty games, two specials, 50/50, raffles and door prizes. The parish kitchen will be open for food. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Call the parish office at 717-732-9642 for info.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in New Holland will have a parish “Welcome Back Picnic,” Sept. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. In addition to a picnic lunch, music, fun games and indoor/outdoor activities, everyone is invited to decorate/write a prayer on a leaf for our “Prayer Tree of Life” which will be placed on the wall in the narthex. RSVP on the picnic page of the parish website, www.ourladyoflourdesNH.com.

St. Cecilia Parish in Lebanon, Big Bingo on Sept. 12 at 750 State Drive. Doors and kitchen open at 11 a.m., bingo begins at 1 p.m. There will be 24 big cash games, 50/50 and a jackpot. Cost is $25.

Bishop McDevitt High School’s Social at Cassel Vineyards, Sept. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Includes wine tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. Tickets are $45. Must be 21 or older to attend. Contact Kahley Stewart, Director of Development, at kstewart@bishopmcdevitt.org.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Elysburg’s halupki dinner, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Dinner includes two halupki (stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable and roll. Cost is $10. Dinners must be pre-ordered by Sept. 13. Individual halpki are $6 for two, $12 for four and $18 for six. Individual halupki are pre-packaged cold to eat or freeze. To pre-order, call the parish at 570-672-2302.

“Benediction and Blizzards” at St. Joseph in Mechanicsburg, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. All young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to Adoration at St. Joseph’s 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by ice cream and fellowship at the nearby Dairy Queen. Come meet, pray, and hang out with other Catholic Young Adults in the West Shore area! Adoration is a public, parish event which includes Exposition, Night Prayer, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Benediction. Following Benediction, the walk to Dairy Queen is about five minutes. All young adults are welcome to meet under the portico of the church and after Adoration ends.

Recital series featuring Dr. David O’Donnell, tenor, Christyan Seay, tenor, Matthew A. Robinson, baritone, and Daniel Dorty, accompanist. Locations include St. Patrick’s Shrine Church in Carlisle on Sept. 26 at 3 p.m., and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Mechanicsburg on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. The series will feature opera, operetta, musical theater and sacred song selections. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken up during the performance.  Dr. O’Donnell is the Director of Music at St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle, Mr. Dorty is the Director of Music at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg, and Mr. Robinson sings as soloist and cantor at four local parishes within the Diocese.

Mother Cabrini Parish in Shamokin’s annual chicken BBQ, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the “Cabrini Shed” on the corner of Race and Cherry streets. The dinner will include half a chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cranberry sauce, roll and “a sweet.”  Donation is $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Mother Cabrini Parish Office, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at 570-648-4512, ext. 1. Deadline to place an order is noon on Sept. 24. Dinners are take-out only.

York Catholic Middle and High School is holding its 31st Annual Golf Tournament Monday, September 20 at the Out Door Country Club in York. Registration for this four-person scramble tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. with play beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $125 per person and includes greens fee, cart rental, refreshments on the course, lunch, and prizes. Proceeds benefit the York Catholic Fund. Sponsorships are available. Registration closes September 6. For more information or to register, contact Laurie Moir at 717-846-8871 x322 or lmoir@yorkcatholic.org.

York Catholic Middle & High School will be open to the public on Wednesday, September 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for families who want to take a tour while classes are in session. One of the YC Student Ambassadors will escort families and let them observe a typical school day. All visitors will have a chance to meet with the Admissions Director to have questions answered. If you have any questions prior to “Welcome Wednesday,” please contact Heather Hoffman, Director of Admissions & Enrollment, at 717-846-8871 x220 or hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org.

Partner with Morning Star Pregnancy Services to help women, children and families in Central PA. Held on Saturday, September 11 at Harrisburg’s City Island, Morning Star’s annual Shooting Star 5K Run and Walk for Life is a fun event for the entire family. There will be musical entertainment, City Island train rides and carousel, bounce house, free pancake breakfast and treats. Prizes and medals will be awarded to the top overall male and female runner and the first place runners in each age category, and medals to the second place runners. Special prizes will be awarded to the top three highest fundraisers. Go to www.SupportMorningStar.com for more information and to register or call 717-734-4630.

The St. Pauline Society in Kulpmont’s annual Purse + More raffle and homemade food sale, Sept. 10 from noon-6 p.m. and Sept. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the St. Pauline Center. Cost is $20 for a sheet of 26 tickets. After initial purchase, additional sheets of tickets are $10. Need not be present to win. Homemade food and baked goods available for purchase. The center is handicap accessible, with parking behind the building.

St. Joan of Arc School PTO in Hershey is hosting a BBQ chicken drive-thru, Sept. 28 from 3-6 p.m. in the church parking lot. Meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, dinner roll w/butter & applesauce. Cost is $10. Pre-sale tickets are highly recommended; purchase at the school office at 1525 Sandhill Road in Hummelstown, or on the school’s website, http://school.stjoanhershey.org/.

Assumption BVM Parish in Lebanon’s golf tournament, Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. at Fairview Golf Course in Lebanon. All golfers welcome. For details, please contact Mike at 717-383-1807 and leave a message.

St. Margaret Mary Parish and School in Harrisburg will hold a golf tournament, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Manada Hill Golf Course in Grantville.  The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a cash prize to the winning team. Dinner, drinks and awards will be presented after the tournament. All profits from the event benefit St. Margaret Mary School. To register or sponsor the event, please email stmmpto@gmail.com  or call 717-232-3771.

St. Mary Parish in Hamburg, Pa., will have its Harvest Fest, Oct. 1 from 4-9 p.m. and Oct. 2 from noon-9 p.m. Homemade ethnic food, musical entertainment, rock wall and bungee jump, dinosaur dig for kids, hay rides, bingo, theme baskets, raffles, corn maze, escape rooms and more. Free admission. Call 610-562-7657 or visit www.stmaryhamburg.org.

Job Openings

Saint Catherine Labouré Parish in Harrisburg is accepting applications for a Parish Business Manager. This full-time position oversees the finances, day-to-day operations, facilities and property management, office services, and human resources of the parish. Qualified candidates should have a degree in accounting or business administration, or experience in a related field as well as strong management, organizational, and communication skills. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to the Search Committee c/o Saint Catherine Laboure Parish, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111 or email it to Father Lease at frjlease@sclhbg.org by September 10, 2021.

Associate Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Shippensburg University, a full-time, ten-month (equivalent) professional position. Needed to assist the Director of Catholic Campus Ministry in leading our Christ-centered Catholic Campus Ministry. Responsibilities include creating innovative ways to bring people together; responding to inquiries about the Catholic faith; providing opportunities for young adult faith formation; attending weekly CCM Mass; providing pastoral care to students; coordinating retreats; mentoring individual students; overseeing organizational and financial responsibilities; and guiding the student Leadership Team. Competitive salary and benefits. You must be a practicing Roman Catholic possessing the ability to respect, promote, accommodate, and not be in conflict with the mission, moral and social teachings, doctrines, and laws of the Roman Catholic faith and must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church. Preferred candidates will have previous experience in youth/young adult ministry and a strong academic background in a related field. All interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter by September 24, 2021, to: FrBDunkelberger@hbgdiocese.org.

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish in Shippensburg is seeking a Pastoral Musician, a part-time, year-round position. The position is flexible in nature, and our first priority as a parish is to have someone always available to play at Masses, as well as someone who can help schedule other volunteer musicians and grow the music (the position could expand in nature depending on this growth and other factors). Responsibilities include: playing at least one Mass each weekend at the parish (either piano or organ is required); coordinating the liturgical schedule of a few other musicians and all the cantors; helping little by little to grow the music program at the parish; recruiting and training cantors or even forming choirs; availability for weekday funerals, Holy Days and other services is essential. Growing in and striving to be faithful to the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on liturgical music is required. Preferred candidates will have a high school diploma (bachelor’s degree is ideal) and some musical experience. All interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter by September 24, 2021, to: FrBDunkelberger@hbgdiocese.org.

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking a full-time grounds keeper for Holy Saviour Cemetery in York. Applicants must have skills in grounds maintenance. The ability to operate a backhoe is highly desirable. Other equipment that will be used: tractor, pickup, mowers and a variety of small equipment related to cemetery maintenance and operation. Must be a good team player who is able to take direction and demonstrate tact, courtesy and diplomacy. Applicant must have valid, clean PA driver’s license. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. This is a manual position requiring physical fitness with the ability to lift (up to 50 lbs. regularly), bend, stoop, climb and be mobile (on your feet) for most of the day. Applicants must be able to work in all weather conditions to tight deadlines. Send résumé and cover letter to JBrlansky@hbgdiocse.org.

St. Leo the Great Parish in Rohrerstown is seeking a Parish Director of Development and Ministries. Responsibilities include encouraging and coordinating volunteers in support of parish and school ministries; leading all major school fundraising activities, including the Annual Appeal, EITC/OSTC/SPE Scholarship donations, SEED, and Cupertino Classroom Golf Outing; supporting the pastor and principal through direction of an enrollment management program for the school; and generating an annual development/advancement report. Candidates must be a practicing Catholic, with excellent interpersonal skills, a track-record of team work and demonstrated ability to lead others. Must be familiar with all aspects of development and proficient in communications and database software tools. Familiarity with St. Leo School, ministries and programs are a plus. The position is salaried and full-time with Diocesan benefits package. Evening and weekend hours will be required periodically for various activities.

For more information, contact Deacon Frank A. Kuchinski, Ph.D., at the parish office at 717-394-1742, ext. 141. Submit résumé to parishmgr@stleos.org for consideration.

St. Joseph School York is seeking a part-time custodian for afternoon/evening shift. Position will include performing basic janitorial functions such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping and sweeping floors, maintaining bathroom facilities, emptying trash, general grounds-keeping, and other tasks as assigned. This position requires varying degrees of physical exertion to include lifting of at least 50 lbs., stretching, bending, and operating cleaning equipment. Flexibility, dependability, ability to take instructions, adaptability, and ability to work without supervision are required. Must be reliable, maintain confidentiality, and be trustworthy. Valid driver’s license required, and applicant(s) must pass all state and federal background checks and clearances to work around children. Prior experience in custodial setting helpful. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Corrinne Eck, Principal, at eck@sjy.org or call 717-755-1797.

St. Margaret Mary School in Harrisburg is seeking a Learning Support and Student Support Team Coordinator to oversee the pre-referral and referral process of special education, as well as overseeing the creation and execution of IEPs for special education students. See the full job description and application information at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers.

Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in York has an immediate opening for an Activity Aide. Providing compassionate care to older adults since 1943, Misericordia is as a 5-star rated nursing home. In this role, you will assist in the planning and facilitating of the social and recreational events that our residents love. A successful candidate would be able to lead and engage a diverse group of older adults with maturity and enthusiasm. Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to make connections and form friendships, is a keystone of a successful activities’ aide. This 30-hour a week position includes health insurance benefits. If you are interested, please contact Linda Knapp, Director of Human Resources at 717-755-1964 or lknapp@mn-rc.org.

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Hunt Valley, Md., is seeking a Director of Music Ministries. Part-time, salaried, year-round position. Duties include coordinating with the pastor in the planning of all liturgies and responsibility for all music in the parish. The director will serve as a resource on musical and liturgical matters for staff and volunteer ministers in the parish. The director will also create worship aides for special liturgies, maintain license subscriptions, train and schedule cantors, and lead choir rehearsals. Interested applicants should contact Father Kevin Farmer, pastor, at kfarmer@ccsfx.org.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in New Holland is seeking a part-time Coordinator of Religious Education. The individual will be responsible for overseeing the coordination and direction of the parish’s K-8 Religious Education program and other parish catechetical programs under the supervisory direction of the pastor, with work responsibilities as agreed upon by the pastor. Must be a Catholic in good standing and have a working knowledge of Church teaching, Catholic sacramental theology and practices of the Church and Diocese. Applicant should be versed in the stages of human and faith development. Educational/work experience requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, experience as a parish catechist prior to being hired as a parish CRE is preferred, basic and Advanced Catechetical Certification (if certification not held prior to hire the Basic Certification must be obtained within four years and the Advanced Certification within seven years). Successful completion of extensive background checks required. Please e-mail résumé and cover letter to Father Steven Fauser at FrSFauser@HBGDiocese.org.

St. Joseph School in Hanover is seeking a full time teacher for Middle School Grades 6-8 for Math and Language Arts. The ideal candidate will possess a knowledge of instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication/collaboration skills.

Interested candidates should send their resume and teaching credentials to Mr. David Staub, principal, at dstaub@sjshanoverpa.org. Candidates must be in compliance with required clearances and complete the Diocesan teaching application, which can be found at https://www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/employment-applications/.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Lancaster is hiring a maintenance technician to be responsible for cleaning, maintaining and reporting on the condition of the church, rectory, school and assisting the pastor in the implementation of a parish maintenance program. Reports directly to the pastor. Requires various degrees of physical exertion to include lifting (at least 50 lbs.), operating equipment, climbing stairs, etc. Responsibilities may include electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, HVAC. Organizational skills, flexibility, and dependability are required as well as high school or trade school diploma with two to three years of related work experience. Position will require Pennsylvania youth protection clearances. To apply, please call St. Anthony of Padua Church, 717-394-0669.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Marysville and St. Bernadette Mission in Duncannon are seeking a part-time office administrator. The duties of the office administrator are bookkeeping and secretary of the office. Interested candidates should submit a résumé to Father Dijo Thomas, pastor, at 121 William Street, Marysville, PA 17053 or via e-mail at frdthomas@hbgdiocese.org.

St. Andrew School in Waynesboro has openings for the following positions: Computer Technology teacher, Spanish teacher, second-grade teacher, substitute teachers and an after-school care provider. Teaching positions require a bachelor’s degree. Clearances required. Detailed information on each position can be found at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Interested candidates should email cover letter and résumé to principal, Lindsay Salmon at lsalmon@saintandrewcatholicschool.org.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Lancaster is hiring a maintenance technician to be responsible for cleaning, maintaining and reporting on the condition of the church, rectory, school and assisting the pastor in the implementation of a parish maintenance program. Reports directly to the pastor. Requires various degrees of physical exertion to include lifting (at least 50 lbs.), operating equipment, climbing stairs, etc. Responsibilities may include electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, HVAC. Organizational skills, flexibility, and dependability are required as well as high school or trade school diploma with two to three years of related work experience. Position will require Pennsylvania youth protection clearances. To apply, please call St. Anthony of Padua Church, 717-394-0669.

St. Joan of Arc School in Hershey has openings for the following positions: teachers and classroom aides, a director and assistants for the after-school program, and an assistant principal. Information about each position is available at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Clearances required for all positions. Contact Sister Eileen at www.stjoanhershey.org or 717-533-2854 x 118.

The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville are hiring a responsible, full-time housekeeper/cleaning, cook and nurse aide. Interested persons may call 570-275-3581, ext. 152, for more details.

St. Patrick School in Carlisle is looking to fill a full-time early childhood teacher (certified for K-3) position. The school enrolls students from PreK3 to eighth grade. Interested candidates should reach out to Principal Antoinette Oliverio at aoliverio@spscarlisle.org or visit www.spscarlisle.org and look under “About us” for employment information.

Full-time custodian (40 hours a week) needed for St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville. Full benefits offered. Please contact Mr. Randy James, Principal, at rjames@stroseschoolpa.org or 717-792-0889.

St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville has openings for a third grade teacher, a pre-school teacher and a part-time art teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Candidates must possess academic excellence and a dedication to educating the whole child. Teachers in our school work cooperatively to meet the needs of our students through differentiated instruction. Please contact Mr. Randy James, Principal, at rjames@stroseschoolpa.org or 717-792-0889 for more information. To apply, please complete: Professional Employment Application at www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/employment-applications/, Pastor’s Letter of Recommendation at www.hbgdiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Pastor-Recommendation.pdf, and Clearance forms at www.hbgdiocese.org/safeyouth/background-certificates-and-youth-protection-requirements/adult-employees/#adult-school-employees.

St. Joseph Parish in Lancaster is seeking an administrative assistant. The individual will be a faithful and creative person who will provide administrative and secretarial support to our pastor and other staff in advancing the Mission and Vision of our parish to become and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. In addition, this position includes the responsibility for implementing and maintaining a comprehensive parish communication and engagement plan. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), social media and website maintenance is required. Experience with databases is preferred. If you are interested in learning more about this part-time position, please contact Deacon Peter Jupin at 717-397-6921 or deaconpete@stjosephslanc.com.

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